About Me

Hello and welcome to the home of my pet portraits and wildlife art!

My name is Meriel Burden. I’m a passionate animal lover, and qualified veterinary nurse, with an honours degree in Fine Art (painting). My days are filled painting dogs, cats, horses and other creatures from my home studio in Kirk Michael in the Isle of Man. I share my space with two Swedish Vallhund puppers, Tippi and Captain Varg, and Pharaoh Hound Orla, who do a good job making sure I spend some time with them on the beach or up in the hills daily!

Anyway, back to the important stuff!

I have been painting pets professionally for 18 years. So you can be happy that I can create for you a portrait, together with the kind of service, that both you and your pet (or that of a loved one) deserve.

I will paint not only a true likeness of your furry family member, I will also make sure that his or her character shines through in every brushstroke. I want your painting to be full of the joy that your pet brings to your life.

By the way, I love to hear stories about the pets I paint too, so don’t be shy about telling me them!

Have a look at the galleries here on my website, and if you feel I may be the artist to paint your furry family member then click on the pages How to Commission A Portrait" and Price Guide For Portraits” in the menu to out more. 


You can contact me by emailing thedogartist.me@gmail.com or you can call me on 07624 364890 (+447624 364890outside the UK)